Since the level 28 update, a number of people have asked how you get Fat Tony into your game. It’s an understandable question, as many players have had Fat Tony since last November, when he first appeared as a free limited-time episode promotion for the episode “Penny Wiseguys“.

Fat Tony appears when you complete the build of the Illegitimate Businessman’s Club as part of the level 28 series of quests, which means that he won’t be joining your game until you get there. To start off the build, you need to have Mayor Quimby free, and you need both Smithers and Burns free to begin the quests that follow (where Fat Tony goes for dinner at Burns Manor).

Normally I’d say that you need to have unlocked all the other buildings and characters that come before the Businessman’s Club for any of this to happen – but, recently, there has been a glitch affecting the normal progression of quests and tasks that may or may not have been resolved with the latest updates. But however you’re progressing, it’s important to remember that even if your XP bar tells you that you’re at level 28, you may not be there for game play yet if there are any buildings and characters at lower levels that need to be unlocked.

So, Fat Tony will come, but if you’re new to the game, he may still be some time away.